White Nationalists Just Loved Trump’s ‘Shithole’ Comment by the Forward

White Nationalists Just Loved Trump’s ‘Shithole’ Comment

President Trump may have come under fire for his comment referring to Haiti and African nations as “shithole countries,” but for white nationalists, he struck just the right tone.

The Anti Defamation League collected some of the reactions in the far-right twittersphere, where Trump’s remarks were yet another reason to celebrate the president.

For alt-right leader Richard Spencer, Trump’s comments were a chance to make his own racist remarks about Haitian people. “It’s a potential beautiful and productive country,” he tweeted about Haiti. “The problem is its filled with shithole people.” He later twitted a photo waving a Norwegian flag with the hashtag #NordicLivesMatter.

Richard Anglin of the Daily Stormer called Trump’s comments “encouraging and refreshing,” and noted that they indicate that “Trump is more or less on the same page as us with regards to race and immigration.” He went on to rant about “shitty brown people who come to our country exclusively to parasite off of us.”

Former KKK leader David Duke also loved Trump’s words, but now he expects more. “Trump spoke blunt truth that makes PERFECT TRUTH,” Duke twitted. “So, Mr. Prez, ACT ON IT - DON’T CAVE IN!”

For some, it was also an opportunity to air anti-Semitic creeds. Mike Enoch of Right Stuff, claimed that Jews who control the media are responsible for highlighting Trump’s comments.

Contact Nathan Guttman at guttman@forward.com or on Twitter @nathanguttman


Nathan Guttman

Nathan Guttman

Nathan Guttman, staff writer, was the Forward’s Washington bureau chief. He joined the staff in 2006 after serving for five years as Washington correspondent for the Israeli dailies Haaretz and The Jerusalem Post. In Israel, he was the features editor for Ha’aretz and chief editor of Channel 1 TV evening news. He was born in Canada and grew up in Israel. He is a graduate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

White Nationalists Loved Trump’s ‘Shithole’ Comment

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